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Project by BirdlandCreations posted 11-16-2008 12:42 AM 1580 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an art sculpture I created in my Free Form Woodworking class at Red Rocks CC. Our assignment was to have 6 blocks of wood 4 inches by 4 inches and create something out of it. I first saw this poplar piece with a green line going right down the middle and knew it was the wood to use. I first bandsawed out all the 6 pieces to a connection i was intrigued by. I then carved and spindle sanded the blocks to their shapes. Added the malachite crystals by inlaying them in four different pieces where the green streak of poplar was. I then used a burning tool and designs some interesting patterns to flow with the piece. I then used oil paint and followed the woodgrain in blending different colors on. I then shined it with a bunch of sprayed on coats of laquer. a near 40 hours put into this piece of art.

Available for $200.

Created by Steve Birdman Weber Jr using poplar, oil paint, burning tool, and malachite crystals.
Created in Fall 2009 Semester at Red Rocks CC

-- Steven Weber Jr., A Mile High @

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#1 posted 11-16-2008 12:51 AM

This is amazing. I love it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 11-16-2008 01:02 AM

That’s a nice piece! My Great Grandfather would love seeing that malachite and wood mixed as he was not only a woodworker, but a gemologist. Malachite was his favorite to work with.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#3 posted 11-16-2008 02:04 AM

Now that’s ART!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 11-16-2008 02:34 AM

Very unique ! I really like this . For the green looking stones did you use Mallachite ?
Job well done

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#5 posted 11-16-2008 02:50 AM

Love it

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 11-16-2008 04:32 AM

Yes ….this is art and craft – the decent purely art & craft.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 11-16-2008 04:49 AM

After all the discussion about a project posted yesterday, I’m thinking this represents some sort of unnatural act, and should really not be posted here on a family site. <eg>

(Beautiful work, Steve.)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 11-16-2008 09:42 AM

Simply Incredible!
Thanks for an enjoyable experience.

And I agree with CharlieM1958 , its totally unnatural act and maybe not proper for little children to see.

-- Not my woodworking

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#9 posted 11-16-2008 10:35 PM

Beautiful sculpture. Keep up the wonderful work.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 11-17-2008 12:21 AM

Excellent work Steve. You can see different shapes from different angles.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 05-21-2011 04:39 PM

pretty cool !!!

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